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Out of interest say you were fired from a Nexstar station (and I assume you can’t apply to others) what would happen if you were  employed by Tribune but was in good standing? Could they fire you again? 

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46 minutes ago, rkolsen said:

Out of interest say you were fired from a Nexstar station (and I assume you can’t apply to others) what would happen if you were  employed by Tribune but was in good standing? Could they fire you again? 

 

If non-contract, yes. If under contract, I think Nexstar has to maintain the Tribune contract until it comes up again, but they can let you go then?

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WKRG has caught some flack for "copying" a story done by WPMI several weeks before....

 

Here is the WKRG story (it looks like it has since been edited to remove the "exclusive" claims....)

https://www.wkrg.com/news/exclusive-news-3-takes-you-inside-a-possible-terror-training-camp-in-east-alabama/2004827895

 

WKRG got the story from sister station WRBL, which was closer to where the suspected terror camp was....

(read the WKRG story and it was largely "borrowed" from WRBL...even down to the News 3 mentions)

https://www.wrbl.com/news/local-news/exclusive-news-3-takes-you-inside-a-possible-terror-training-camp-in-east-alabama/2004438883

 

They may have gotten wind of the story from an AL.com article, that gave credit to the WPMI series....

https://www.al.com/news/2019/05/it-was-in-our-backyard-alabama-terrorist-camp-report-shocks-macon-county.html

 

In conclusion...

 

WPMI did the story a few weeks ago,

AL.com did a story about it making claim to the WPMI piece...(even though Macon County is not served by one of their print properties despite having a "Montgomery" version of their site.)

WRBL did an "exclusive" look into the facility (keeping in mind this happened CLOSER to them, even though Macon County is just outside their viewing area, nonetheless, it is part of East Alabama.)

...and WKRG, being a sister station to WRBL (and since Nexstar stations share and share alike.....) gets the story and someone there carelessly teases the story like it was above.

 

Needless to say some people at WPMI are pissed, but given this background, they may have overreacted a tad. 

WKRG should have been a little more forthcoming about WRBL's reporting rather than "cutting and pasting" the story.  

It's almost like the Glenn Austin scandal a few years back when he was fired for alleged plagiarism of an article, as a result of sharing a news article for review, and the webmaster posting it to the site under his byline.  He later settled with the station and they retracted the plagiarism allegations.

 

And in another twist of irony, the WKRG anchor Peter Albrecht, was one of the 3 canned from WPMI in the Purge of 2007, which also saw Kim McCrae and Drexel Gilbert (who is ALSO once again at WKRG) getting the axe.

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On 5/6/2019 at 9:54 AM, tyrannical bastard said:

Well so much for saving the T-P....the owners are laying off the entire staff....

https://thehill.com/media/442133-entire-new-orleans-times-picayune-staff-laid-off-in-sale

 

A real dick move by both parties....Advance for reducing the Times-Picayune to this and selling to someone who puts everyone else on the street.

 

Georges said some T-P reporters will be hired by The Advocate, but everyone else gonna have to find a job out of state.

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2 hours ago, CircleSeven said:

This is a shame.

 

WESH 2 Sports Anchor Pat Clarke is leaving in June after 16 years at the station

 

 

Via The Orlando Sentinel:

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Bill Bauman, then the WESH general manager, called Clarke “the best sportscaster ever to come through Central Florida.”

 

I've watched lots of Central Florida News over the years going on vacations and I will say this with confidence and @MikePulse may agree with me here.

 

Pat Clarke is THE greatest sportscaster in the history of Central Florida broadcasting. Nobody has done it better than Pat, nobody has represented sports better than Pat and he is just a legend in the market.

 

I wouldn't be surprised if he ends up going to WKMG or Spectrum News 13.

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7 hours ago, Bsean said:

KNSD's Whitney Southwick is retiring today.

 

I felt like he was slowly pushed out of Morning Weather and demoted to Traffic when Jodi Kodesh came thru during the Universal Budget cuts...

 

on the other hand, former CSN, NBC Sports Bay Area and now KGO Sports Anchor/Reporter Mindi Bach leaving the news business for a PR Gig.

 

http://richliebermanreport.blogspot.com/2019/05/415-media-exclusive-mindi-bach-to-leave.html?m=1

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Would you believe its now been 25 years since New World/Fox deal was announced. IIRC, Raymie did an essay on New World at 20 and how the network switch changed local and national TV forever.

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Hasn't been mentioned here yet...

 

Dick Ellis, a longtime Austin journalist mainly working at KTBC FOX 7 Austin and KVUE 24 Austin and most recently, news director at 99.3 KOKE Austin, has passed away at 69 after complications related to colon cancer.

 

http://www.fox7austin.com/news/local-news/longtime-austin-journalist-passes-away-at-69

 

https://www.statesman.com/news/20190522/longtime-austin-broadcast-journalist-tv-anchor-dick-ellis-dies-at-69

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Sorry to double post, but when seven people have left one station in eight months, it means something's going on at the station.

 

That station is WHNS Greenville, S.C. and two more people are leaving the station and yes, that includes main anchor and a longtime recognized face to the station (and to the market, having previously spent 8 years at WSPA), Diana Watson.

 

https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2019/5/23/two-anchors-out-in-greenville

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22 minutes ago, TheRolyPoly said:

Sorry to double post, but when seven people have left one station in eight months, it means something's going on at the station.

 

That station is WHNS Greenville, S.C. and two more people are leaving the station and yes, that includes main anchor and a longtime recognized face to the station (and to the market, having previously spent 8 years at WSPA), Diana Watson.

 

https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2019/5/23/two-anchors-out-in-greenville

They recently got a new General Manager, Charles Henrich who at one time was the VP of operations for Newport Television.  One of the executives who worked with him at Newport is Gary Brown, who was hired as Meredith's SVP of content.

 

With word on the street that Meredith is for sale I'm sure it's another feeling of instability for what's normally a more stable station.

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I’m not sure if it’s official but WJZ is running a promo of their anchor teams and at night it showed Vic Carter and Rick Ritter.  Ricks been covering that shift since Mary Bubala was fired.  However the Nicole Baker/Rick Ritter combo that’s going on for a few weeks wasn’t featured.  Today it was Denise and Rick at 5.  

I’m not sure if it’s official but WJZ is running a promo of their anchor teams and at night it showed Vic Carter and Rick Ritter.  Ricks been covering that shift since Mary Bubala was fired.  However the Nicole Baker/Rick Ritter combo that’s going on for a few weeks wasn’t featured.  Today it was Denise and Rick at 5.  

 

They also may want to update his bio.  

 

https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/personality/rick-ritter/

 

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Emmy Award-winning anchor Rick Ritter joined WJZ in May 2014. He anchors the 5 pm newscast with Mary Bubala & hosts the “Purple Connection” Postgame Show on Sundays during Ravens season.

 

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JJ Ramberg formerly of MSNBC has a special coming up soon on BBC World News called Follow The Food.  Not sure if she is a correspondent or she sold them the show.

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